The Word Alive Frontman Breaks Ribs Following Stage Dive

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We all know that musicians, especially those in bands, get a little too into their shows. We’ve seen our fair share of musicians taking to social media to reveal that they managed to hurt themselves several time in some shape, way, or form during a tour. During their stop in Pomona, CA on Motionless In White and Devil Wears Prada’s co-headlining “Apollo X Tour,” The Word Alive’s Telle Smith definitely took the cake when it came to injuries during a show.

According to social media posts by both the band and Smith himself, he stage dove which resulted in a broken rib, another rib was fractured, and a bone in his spine was broken. But while most bands will think about cancelling the rest of their tour due to the major injuries, The Word Alive kept on going. Let’s put this in perspective: The injury happened on Nov. 14 and today (Nov. 19), the incident reached the web.

Talk about dedication.

Check out some tweets from Smith, and the band, below about what happened that night in Pomona as well as a fan shot video of that night. No word on whether the video shows what exactly led to Smith’s injuries.

Currently, there is only one day left on the Apollo X Tour, tomorrow (Nov. 20) night’s stop at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis, MN.

Watch Motionless in White Cover Linkin Park

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Motionless in White treated fans in Boston to a nice throwback with a Linkin Park cover. During their stop at Boston’s House of Blues on Monday (Oct. 19), the Pennsylvania band treated fans to a cover of “One Step Closer” which ended up being a pretty good cover of Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory hit. Check out the fan-shot video of the cover below.

As with any fan-shot video, we do give a warning that the audio is a little hard to hear (Chris Motionless sounds drowned out), but the actual footage is probably one of the better videos we’ve seen in a while. Also, there is a lot of use of flashing lights, so be warned.

Motionless in White are currently in the middle of their co-headlining “Apollo X Tour” with The Devil Wears Prada. The two bands alongside opening acts  The Word Alive, Upon A Burning Body, and the Color Morale, are scheduled to perform at the London Music Hall in London, Ontario, tonight (Oct. 21).

For the complete list of tour dates for the co-headlining trek, head on over here for all the upcoming stops.

Motionless in White and The Devil Wears Prada to Co-Headline Winter Tour

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Motionless in White is going to close out 2015 the same way they opened up the new year; by heading out on tour.

Earlier today, the Pennsylvania band announced they will be hitting the road this winter for another headlining tour. This time around, they will be co-headliners alongside The Devil Wears Prada. The Word Alive, Upon A Burning Body, and the Color Morale will act as special guests/supporting bands for the month-long tour. The Word Alive will not perform during the first two shows of the tour while The Devil Wears Prada will not perform at one of the tour stops; Allentown, PA at Crocodile Rock.

“The Apollo X Tour” will kick-off on Oct. 17 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and wrap up on Nov. 20 at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis, MN. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Sept. 11, at 10:00 a.m. local time. The complete list of tour dates, as well as the official poster for the tour, can be seen below.

APOLLO X TOUR feat. MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA:

Oct. 17 – Huntington, NY  @ The Paramount (no TWA)
Oct. 18 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall (no TWA)
Oct. 19 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Oct. 20 – Montreal, QC @ Paradox Theatre
Oct. 21 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
Oct. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Oct. 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Oct. 25 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Oct. 26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Oct. 28 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Oct. 29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Oct. 31 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock (no TDWP)
Nov. 1 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Nov. 3 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Nov. 4 – Charlotte, NC @ Amo’s Southend
Nov. 5 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov. 6 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Nov. 7 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
Nov. 8 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
Nov. 10 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Nov. 11 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Nov. 13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Nov. 14 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
Nov. 15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Nov. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Nov. 18 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Nov. 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

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Motionless in White just wrapped up their gig playing supporting act on Slipknot’s “Summer’s Last Stand Tour” a couple of weeks ago while the Devil Wears Prada just released their new EP, Space, back in August.

Slipknot and Lamb of God to Take a “Last Stand” This Summer

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Last Fall, Slipknot brought Hell to North America when they embarked on their “Prepare for Hell” tour with Korn and King 810, and now, they’ll be bringing it back…kind of.

The Iowa-based metal band announced earlier in the day that they planned to head back out on tour during the Summer alongside special guests Lamb of God, Bullet For My Valentine, and Motionless in White.

The tour will kick off in sunny South Florida on July 24 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater (FKA Cruzan Amphitheater) in West Palm Beach and wrap up a month and a half later on Sept. 2 in Houston at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Full tour dates for the shows can be seen below.

SLIPKNOT’S SUMMER’S LAST STAND TOUR:

7/24 West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheater (FKA Cruzan Amphitheater)
7/25 Tampa, FL Mid @ Florida Amp
7/26 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater
7/28 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy
7/29 Darien, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
7/31 Saratoga Springs, NY @ SPAC
8/1 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
8/2 Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
8/4 Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
8/5 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts
8/6 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Naigara Pavlion
8/8 Toronto, ON @ Molson Amp
8/11 Washington DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/12 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
8/14 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
8/15 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amp
8/16 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/19 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amp
8/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amp
8/23 Seattle, WA @ White River Amp
8/23 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
8/26 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
8/28 Las Vegas, NV @ TBD
8/29 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/30 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/1 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
9/2 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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Skate and Surf Festival Unveil First Batch of 2015 Performers

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Skate and Surf Festival organizers had been dropping hints that they would be revealing some of the artists that will be going to New Jersey for the two-day festival in May of 2015. Now, the initial line-up of performers have been unveiled and so far, so good.

Bands such as a newly reunited From Autumn to Ashes, the Dropkick Murphys, Manchester Orchestra, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, Modern Baseball, Motionless in White, and many more have already been revealed. The full official flyer for the two-day show can be seen below.

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Once again, Skate and Surf will be returning home to Asbury Park, NJ though last year, they almost weren’t allowed to do so, but as we saw, they were.

Tickets for the festival will officially go on sale tonight at 8 p.m., so we will suggest if you’re digging the line-up so far, go ahead and get them while you can, especially when there are still some acts that have yet to be announced.

Remember, last year we saw the reunion of Midtown and a super special reunion including Anthony Green rejoining Saosin for their performance. Of course, that reunion has led to Green rejoining the band he once fronted for an actual tour.

Motionless in White to Go “Beyond the Barricade” with 2015 Tour

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Motionless in White have just announced plans to head out on a massive tour next year. The Pennsylvania-based band will be heading out on the “Beyond the Barricade Tour” with Ice Nine Kills and For Today beginning on Feb. 20 in Lancaster, PA at the Chameleon Club.

The North American trek will visit several cities in both the United States and Canada before wrapping up on March 29 in Philadelphia at the Theatre of Living Arts.

One of the many stops will include their previously confirmed appearance at South by So What? at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX on March 21.

Check out the flyer for the tour as well as the dates below.

THE BEYOND THE BARRICADE TOUR DATES:

Feb 20 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Feb 21 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Feb 22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Feb 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Feb 27 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Feb 28 – St Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Mar 2 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Mar 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Mar 6 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Mar 7 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rio Theatre
Mar 8 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar 10 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
Mar 18 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Mar 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Kapone’s
Mar 21 – Grand Prairie, TX @ QuikTrip Park
Mar 24 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Mar 25 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Mar 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts

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Motionless in White released their third studio record, Reincarnate back in September through Fearless Records.

South By So What? Unleash Second List of Bands

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South By So What? have released the second list of artist who will be taking the trip to Texas in late March.

The second unveil of the annual festival which will be turning eight in 2015, recently announced bands such as Atreyu, Chiodos, For Today, Hatebreed, I See Stars, Motionless in White, Superhaven, This Wild Life, and many more.

One of the treats to come from the newly revealed list comes courtesy of Cartel. The Georgia-based band will be performing their debut album, 2005’s Chroma in full during their setThat’s one way to celebrate the tenth anniversary of your break-out record.

Check out the up to date list of artists which includes over 100 bands, and the final list hasn’t even been revealed yet.

New bands announced:

Atreyu
Capsize
Cartel performing Chroma in its entirety
Chiodos
Conquer Divide
Dear You
Driver Friendly
Fallujah
Fear & Wonder
For The Win
For Today
Gideon
Hatebreed
Hotel Books
Invent, Animate
I See Stars
Jesse Lawson
Motionless In White
Mouth Of The South
Oceano
Silent Screams
Superheaven
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life
This Wild Life

First group of bands:

Black Tongue
Boris The Blade
Dayseeker
Enter Shikari
Ghost Atlas
He Is Legend
Lydia
Mayday Parade
Monuments
Outline in Color
Parables
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
The Alchemy Index
The Browning
The Maine
The Ongoing Concept
We Came As Romans
Yesterday As Today

South By So What? will take place during the weekend of March 20-22 at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. Tickets are currently on sale, so maybe it’s time to start buying them.

Chiodos Drop Off “Crowd Surf America Tour” Due to Medical Emergency

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If you were one of the many fans who were looking forward to seeing Chiodos on their co-headlining tour with Blessthefall and support from I Killed the Prom Queen and Capture the Crown (also known as the “Crowd Surf America Tour”), then bad news is coming in your direction.

The band sadly had to announce that they will be dropping off the remaining tour stops due to a medical emergency on behalf of one of the guys.

In a letter to fans posted earlier in the day, the band revealed that guitarist Thomas Erak has had a recurring medical emergency that needed to be attended to immediately. due to the urgency of the medical emergency, the band figured it was in the best interest of all of them to just miss the last seven dates of the “Crowd Surf America Tour” than soldier on without Erak.

In the post, the band do say that they look forward to “seeing everyone on the upcoming Parks and Devastation Tour” which they will be heading out on with A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, and Motionless in White which is slated to begin on September 4 in Pittsburgh.

You can read the band’s statement below as well as the dates that they will be missing.

“Chiodos will be leaving the Crowd surf America Tour for the remaining dates from Rochester, NY through Columbia, MO.

We are sorry to our fans as well as the bands on the tour Bless the Fall, I Killed the Prom Queen and Capture the Crown. Our guitarist Thomas Erak has had a reoccurring medical emergency that needs immediate attention and we want to support him in his recovery.  

We plan to make up these dates this year. We appreciate our fans continued support and look forward to seeing everyone on the upcoming Parks and Devastation tour with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and Motionless in White.”

CROWD SURF AMERICA TOUR (dates Chiodos will be missing):

August 22 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
August 23 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
August 26 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
August 27 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre
August 28 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
August 29 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
August 30 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note Festivals

Fearless Records Release ‘Punk Goes 90s: Vol. 2’ Track List

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Earlier this week, a picture from a magazine revealed the list of artists that will be featured on the upcoming Punk Goes… series, Punk Goes 90s: Volume II.

Today, Fearless Records has officially revealed the full list of artists that will be on the new compilation as well as the tracks for the 90s that they will be covering. Up until now, the only band and their cover that was known was Get Scared and their cover of Lit’s biggest hit, “My Own Worst Enemy” which became the lead single for the compilation.

Check out the track list and artist list below.

PUNK GOES 90s: VOLUME II TRACK LIST:

1. Get Scared – “My Own Worst Enemy”
originally performed by Lit
2. Memphis May Fire – “Interstate Love Song”
originally performed by Stone Temple Pilots
3. Asking Alexandria – “Closer” originally performed by Nine Inch Nails
4. The Color Morale – “Everlong” originally performed by Foo Fighters
5. Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! – “All Star” originally performed by Smash Mouth
6. Mayday Parade – “Comedown” originally performed by Bush
7. Motionless In White – “Du Hast” originally performed by Rammstein
8. Yellowcard – “Today” originally performed by The Smashing Pumpkins
9. Hands Like Houses – “Torn” originally performed by Natalie Imbruglia
10. The Ghost Inside – “Southtown” originally performed by P.O.D
11. Falling In Reverse – “Gangsta’s Paradise” originally performed by Coolio
12. Ice Nine Kills – “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” originally performed by Green Day

The album will be available on April 1st.

Which cover are you guys looking forward to the most? Drop us a line.

Fearless Records Announces New “Punk Goes…” Album

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Fearless Records has announced that there will be a new addition to the Punk Goes…series, their successful cover series. This time punk will be going back in time with Punk Goes 90s Volume II.

Back at the end of October, the label had released the news that they would be making a Punk Goes Christmas just in time for the holidays. That album included covers by New Found Glory, All Time Low, Man Overboard, Yellowcard and many others.

As for Punk Goes 90s Volume II, it will be the follow-up to the first one that was released back in 2006 and included covers of 90s songs by Plain White T’s, Cartel, Hit the Lights, Anberlin, the Starting Line and many other Fearless artists.

While the full track listing and release date have not been released as of yet, the label has revealed that the album is due out in 2014 and the name of the artists that will be featured in the compilation. The teaser which can be seen below, also reveals that the lead single will be Lit’s hit song, “My Own Worst Enemy” covered by Get Scared; the song is set to be officially released on January 7.

Watch the trailer and tell us what 90s jam you would like to be included in the compilation, if you had the choice.